Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

Welsh dentists call for earlier start dates for routine care to prevent backlogs

Welsh dentists call for earlier start dates for routine care to prevent backlogs

Dentists in Wales are calling for routine services to resume earlier to prevent a major backlog. Wales’ chief dental officer, Dr Colette Bridgman has confirmed that gradual steps will be taken to reopen dental clinics, but dentists are worried that patients could be waiting for routine treatments for up to a year. Lowri Leeke, a […]


Dental practices in England get the green light to open in June

Dental practices in England get the green light to open in June

Dental practices in England will be permitted to reopen in June, provided that they have the relevant safety measures in place, it has been confirmed.  In a letter sent out to all practices in England, the chief dental officer encouraged clinic owners to prepare to open on the 8th June. The advice relates to practices […]


Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Flintshire patients urged to get in touch with their dentist for emergency assistance

Health bosses in Flintshire are encouraging patients to get in touch with their dentist if they need urgent assistance. The vast majority of dental clinics in the UK are closed at the moment, but patients can access urgent care through a network of emergency hubs that have been set up in the last few months. […]


Swansea dental clinic to expand following relocation

Swansea dental clinic to expand following relocation

A dental clinic in Swansea is preparing to welcome new patients and provide new treatments after relocating to larger premises in the city.  The Brynhyfryd Dental Practice has moved to a commercial office unit and will now be able to offer a more extensive treatment list. The premises are located on Ysgubor Fach Street and […]


Newcastle Emlyn dental practice to stop providing NHS treatment

Newcastle Emlyn dental practice to stop providing NHS treatment

Patients registered with Emlyn Dental Practice in Newcastle Emlyn, Wales, will have to find an alternative NHS dental provider after it was confirmed the surgery would no longer offer NHS treatment from January 1st. NHS patients at the practice have been sent a letter detailing plans for the cessation of NHS services and adding that […]


Teenage patient raises concerns over access to orthodontic treatment in Wales after waiting over 6 years for braces

Teenage patient raises concerns over access to orthodontic treatment in Wales after waiting over 6 years for braces

A desperate dental patient from Llanbadarn, Wales, has contacted the BBC after waiting over six years for orthodontic treatment.  Thomas Kendell was 12 years old when he was told he needed braces, but more than six years later, he still hasn’t started treatment. Preparing to start university, Thomas is now desperate to get the treatment […]


Pontypool dentist issues warnings to parents

Pontypool dentist issues warnings to parents

A dentist from Pontypool has issued parents with a warning over the impact of sugary and fizzy drinks, after seeing babies and young children with extensive decay.  Lauren Harrhy said that there have been major improvements in children’s dental health in Wales in recent years, but stressed that decay is still commonplace. This is largely […]


Penryn dental duo celebrates 25 years at the reception desk

Penryn dental duo celebrates 25 years at the reception desk

A dental duo from Penryn is celebrating spending 25 years at the reception desk. Kim Long and Nadine Francis have been working as receptionists at Penryn Dental Practice for two and a half decades.  The dynamic duo, which was described as the “backbone of this practice” by principal dentist, Donal O’Halloran, has been tending to […]


Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

A new poll has revealed that a third of British adults put off going to the dentist due to cost.  Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors suggested that around 33% of adults haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years, and a third of adults cite cost as a reason for delaying, cancelling or […]


Welsh dental patients face a struggle to find an NHS dentist

Welsh dental patients face a struggle to find an NHS dentist

Dental patients in Wales are facing a struggle to find an NHS dental practice that is accepting new patients. Sandra Hembery is one of many patients affected by a shortage of dentists in Wales. Having relocated from Kent to Carmarthen, Sandra assumed that it would be relatively easy to find a dentist, but soon after […]